Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 3-31-2020

Popular Media Resources, Getting Print Books from Fogler, Browse Special Collections in DigitalCommons@UMaine, Daily Research Drop-ins on Zoom

In this issue

  1. Getting Print Books from Fogler Library
  2. Browse Special Collections in DigitalCommons@UMaine
  3. Daily Research Drop-ins on Zoom

Featured Resource: Popular Ebooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, & Streaming Video

The Maine InfoNet Download Library is a collection of downloadable audiobooks and e-books supported by public, academic, and school library members. Audiobooks and e-books are available to authenticated patrons of the member libraries.

Flipster provides access to 1,800 magazines for many interests, including food, home & garden, fitness, sports, news, literature, business, and more.

For streaming video, Swank Digital Campus provides a selection of feature films by major Hollywood and independent movie studios.

1. Getting Print Books from Fogler Library

Materials in Fogler Library’s collection are still available to UMaine students, faculty, and staff. Print books will be mailed to UMaine patrons via USPS or Campus Mail. Library pick-up is not available.

To request a print book

  1. Send your request via email to
  2. Provide the title, author, call number for each requested item. Tip: Copy and paste this information from the catalog.
  3. Provide your current mailing address.
  4. Include the 14-digit number located directly beneath your MaineCard barcode.

If possible, keep books until after arriving on campus in the fall. Avoid returning books via courier unless necessary.

If you need individual articles or book chapters, please submit your request through ILLiad. We will copy the material for you and send it to your ILLiad account.

2. Browse Special Collections in DigitalCommons@UMaine

A specific portion of DigitalCommons@UMaine includes digital versions of materials in Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department. This page, Browse Special Collections, is a jumping-off point for viewing materials on the History of Maine FisheriesMaine BicentennialMaine Environmental CollectionMaine Government Documents and Town Reports, a wide range of items on Maine HistoryMaine Prisoners of War, portions of several of our Manuscript CollectionsPhotographsPostcardsSanborn Maps of MaineUniversity of Maine Publications, and a Wabanaki Collection.

3. Daily Research Drop-ins on Zoom

To assist students working remotely, the Reference Department will be holding open research drop-ins via Zoom every weekday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Please encourage your students to join these open sessions with any research questions they may have.